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Potential WWE Signing CANNOT JOIN Company Until 2024

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The wrestling world is abuzz with the latest developments surrounding a potential new WWE signing, but it seems fans will have to wait a bit longer to see this new talent in the ring.

Reports from the likes of PWInsider have emerged that NJPW STRONG Women’s Champion Giulia, who has caught the eye of WWE scouts, is under contract until March 2024 and thus cannot join the company until then.

WWE: The Contractual Landscape

Giulia’s current contract with NJPW (New Japan Pro-Wrestling) and its parent company Bushiroad presents a significant barrier to her immediate participation in WWE events.

Despite the interest from WWE, any movement on this front is stalled until her obligations in Japan are fulfilled. This situation underscores the often complex and binding nature of wrestling contracts, which can significantly impact a wrestler’s career trajectory.

WWE’s Interest in Giulia

The interest in Giulia is not new; WWE has been keeping tabs on her since 2019, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio.

However, the intensity of this interest has ramped up recently, leading to speculation about her future with the company.

WWE’s scouting and talent development system is always on the lookout for exceptional talent, and Giulia’s prowess in the ring has evidently placed her on their radar.

The Road Ahead for Giulia

While the contractual situation is clear, the future beyond March 2024 is less so.

Giulia has a verbal commitment in Japan following the end of her contract, but as with many verbal agreements, the details are not set in stone.

This leaves a window of opportunity for WWE to potentially secure her talents once she is a free agent.

WWE’s Global Talent Search

WWE’s global search for talent has seen them sign wrestlers from various backgrounds and countries, reflecting the company’s commitment to diversity and excellence in the ring.

The potential addition of Giulia would be a continuation of this strategy, bringing in a wrestler with a strong following and a proven track record in Japan.

FAQ

  • Who is Giulia?
    • Giulia is the NJPW STRONG Women’s Champion and a wrestler currently under contract with NJPW and Bushiroad.
  • Why can’t Giulia join WWE immediately?
    • She is under contract with NJPW until March 2024, which prevents her from joining another wrestling company until then.
  • Has WWE shown interest in Giulia before?
    • Yes, WWE has been interested in Giulia since 2019, but their interest has increased recently.
  • What happens when Giulia’s contract with NJPW ends?
    • While she has a verbal commitment in Japan after her contract ends, the specifics are not confirmed, leaving the possibility for WWE to sign her.
  • What does this situation say about WWE’s talent strategy?
    • WWE’s interest in Giulia reflects their ongoing global search for diverse and talented wrestlers to add to their roster.
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